A quote from one of Holmes's poems handwritten below the engraved print: "…and if I should live to be // The last leaf upon the tree // In the spring, Let them smile, as I do now, // At the old foresaken bough, // where I cling"
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-3 Box E
Length 34.5 cm x Width 25.4 cm
Stable; small tear in bottom right corner
Prev. # AM747
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) was an American poet, author, and medical professer; known for his theory on puerperal fever. The portrait was drawn by Wyatt Eaton and engraved by T. Cole.